Father’s Day: What he really wants

If you’re out of ideas for making your dad feel special this Father’s Day, you can rejoice — we did our homework. Whether he wants a fancy dinner, a nap, or just a few good reads about fathers, it’s all right here.

Buy:

Feed the gadget geek’s need for technology with these convenient gifts, ranging  from an iPhone bottle opener to a toy helicopter.  


View Photo Gallery: From the utilitarian to the whimsical, here are some last-minute gift ideas for dads who are gadget geeks.

If your dad enjoys a good backyard grill but could use some help, a book may solve his grilling woes. Jim Shahin has a list of books to help him out whether he likes to grill smoked ribs or tasty veggies, vegan style

Eat:

Give your dad a day away from the grill and check out our list of African-American owned venues in Washington to show him how special he is.

Drink:

Beer. That’s all your dad needs to hear if you want to take him to one of these places, which offer varieties such as oak-aged Baton ale or microbrewed beer.

Read:

Mitch Rubin: Can a Yankees fan raise a child who’s not?

Petula Dvorak: What dads really want

Michael Ruane: A D.C. father fights his past

The Root D.C.: The power of one

Father’s Day at The White House (photos)

Joel Stein: Should dads teach their kids to fight?

Mark K. Shriver: Lessons of love from my dad

Best and worst presidential fathers (photos)

Chris Anderson: The birth of my son (photos)

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